Shelter Advocate

Organization and Position Summary
For the past 36 years, Family Pathways, a non-profit organization, has developed and offered programs to communities in East Central Minnesota.  In 2009, our services were expanded to Polk County Wisconsin.  Our nine Food Shelves, four Teen Centers, Youth Services, Senior Services, and The Refuge Network services are offered to individuals at no charge.  The primary purpose of our thrift stores (currently nine and growing) is to provide funding for these programs.  Family Pathways' mission is to work with communities to develop supportive, caring relationships helping people meet their basic needs.
Family Pathways'/The Refuge Network operates an emergency shelter/safe housing facility for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Major Responsibilities
* Proivide crisis intervention, direct client advocacy, and support services to victims of domestic violence.
* Supervise daily living activities at the Shelter
* Conduct intake/discharge procedures with each client
* Conduct needs assesstment, make referrals and identify services necessary
* Establish a safety plan with all residents
* Provide transportation for clients as needed
* Complete documentation as required for incidents and accident prevention
* Be a positive role-model to parents and youth
* Establish clear and consistent expectations as regards personal behavior
* Maintain clean work areas and insure residents areas are maintained by residents
* Create and maitain client files
* Document statistics in a timely and accurate fashion
* Provide a montly summary of activities to the Shelter Supervisor
  • Minimum of High School diploma or GED; or college degree in related field
  • Ability to maintain flexible hours 
  • Have reliable transportation, valid insurance, and clean driving record
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of Minnesota Data Practices Act
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with client and agency-senstive information
  • Ability to efffectively communicate
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend, life, use hands to finguer, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to lift and/or move 50 pounds
Directions to apply
  • E-mail resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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